Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin

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Baker & Taylor
After leaving a prestigious career to raise her daughter, thirty-five-year-old Elayna Leopold struggles with her husband's long work hours, recovers from the depression of losing an infant son, and becomes involved in a growing relationship with an artist neighbor.

Baker
& Taylor

Working part-time after leaving a prestigious career to raise her daughter, thirty-five-year-old Elayna Leopold struggles with her husband's long work hours and recovers from the depression of losing an infant son in a growing relationship with an artist neighbor, a situation that culminates in an unexpected threat to her daughter's welfare. By the author of The Bitch in the House. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster

Thirty-five-year-old Elayna Leopold lives with her young family in suburban New Jersey. Working from home so that she can raise her six-year-old daughter, Hazel, while her husband, Paul, puts in long hours as a corporate lawyer, Elayna is typical of women who spend their twenties chasing dreams in the city only to spend their thirties chasing children in the suburbs. Yet no one knows better than she that life can change in an instant. Two years ago her infant son died, sending her into a deep depression from which she is just emerging. Awakening now to the idea that she can want more than simply to get through the day, Elayna finds herself suddenly -- thrillingly -- craving life's passions again. When she meets Kevin, a young artist with whom she begins to spend more and more time during Paul's absences, Elayna discovers a version of herself she thought was gone forever. As she uncovers yearnings that could destroy everything she cherishes, a threat to Hazel emerges from an unlikely source, making Elayna's choices and decisions that much more critical.

Thirty-five-year-old Elayna Leopold lives with her young family in suburban New Jersey. Working from home so that she can raise her six-year-old daughter, Hazel, while her husband, Paul, puts in long hours as a corporate lawyer, Elayna is typical of women who spend their twenties chasing dreams in the city only to spend their thirties chasing children in the suburbs. Yet no one knows better than she that life can change in an instant. Two years ago her infant son died, sending her into a deep depression from which she is just emerging. Awakening now to the idea that she can want more than simply to get through the day, Elayna finds herself suddenly -- thrillingly -- craving life's passions again. When she meets Kevin, a young artist with whom she begins to spend more and more time during Paul's absences, Elayna discovers a version of herself she thought was gone forever. As she uncovers yearnings that could destroy everything she cherishes, a threat to Hazel emerges from an unlikely source, making Elayna's choices and decisions that much more critical.



Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780743277341
0743277341
Branch Call Number: FIC Hanauer, C 2006
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 24 cm

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booklady1 Jan 23, 2014

I read this book some years back ...but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Some of us might not like the story-line because of what she did..but drama like this does happen in real life. Real or fiction I don't like cheaters. With that said the story was on point. For me it was deeply moving, believable, raw, sumptuous, delightful and the characters were realistic. it was a pleasure to read.

dollfacecrafter Apr 04, 2012

I didn't like it that much, I can't relate to anything she was going through.

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marywong
Jul 09, 2010

It was a truly delightful read! I thoroughly enjoyed it

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HockeyFan87
Mar 15, 2010

This book was very different than what i believed. It was delightfully well written and the story of the woman through crossroads in life by a younger man and her husband was a great read

AD_Library Aug 22, 2009

All I can say about this book is:
Wow.

5 stars.

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